Climate Disruption: Thought of the Week – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

Thawing Permafrost

Robert Spencer of Florida State University
& Paul Mann of Northumbria University
sample permafrost thaw in Siberia
Photo Credit: Aron Stubbins

Thawing Permafrost Feeds Climate Change

New research finds that single-cell organisms called microbes are rapidly devouring the ancient carbon being released from thawing permafrost soil and ultimately releasing it back into the atmosphere as carbon dioxide.
~ Press Release of the American Geophysical Union: “Detecting the signature of permafrost thaw in Arctic Rivers,” Research Letter by Robert G.M. Spencer and others, Geophysical Research Letters, 27 April 2015.

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